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Need some help trying to create a chestnut handle.

Question asked by David Lay II on Apr 17, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2015 by Jamil Snead

Hi all. I'm a intermediate Solidworks user, and I have run into an issue at work. I need to create a model of a simple chestnut handle but my skills are not quite cutting it. I was asked to make it as a Sheet Metal part so I am trying to use a forming tool. However, my skills with forming tools are sub-par, and watching informational videos hasn't helped me a great deal with understanding the concepts.


My question is: Can anyone help steer me in the right direction on how to take this generic chestnut handle I found online and create a forming tool (that will work)? I have tried using a forming tool I thought would work but I keep getting the great ole "minimum part thickness radius" error.


Also, if anyone has a better suggestion to how to model this part please feel free to elaborate because I am very open to suggestions.


Thank you for anyone that is willing to give up their time to help me better understand forming tools; it is GREATLY appreciated!